Crossings xxvii

  From cover to cover Seeing Things features a series of interfaces: journeys in and out of real world situations; between real and mythical worlds; between secular and spiritual; between existence and annihilation; between objective and subjective; from the present into the future; of first order experience seen through new eyes. The poem is triggered by recollection of Heaney’s late father’s advice to a close family member. He fondly remembers  his father’s dry, reticent personality and his occasional shafts of wit, fitting for the world in which Patrick Heaney lived and for whatever lay on the other side. Nothing is for ever (Everything flows). Patrick Heaney stood for solide feet-on-the-groundness,  personal and professional strength (solid man … pillar to himself […]